One-page resume. Fact or myth?

Should resumes only be one page?

We get asked this question all the time. One of the biggest misconceptions people have about resumes is the rule that resumes should never be longer than one page. If you have been in the job market for a long time, it is almost impossible to completely capture a complex or lengthy work history in one page.

Two pages are more than acceptable assuming the candidate has the content to justify the length. However, recent college grads or early-career professionals without real work experience or transferable college activities will mostly like have just a one-page resume.

We follow this simple rule: Your resume should be exactly as long as it needs to be to cover your qualifications, skills and work history.

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